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Post date: May 12, 2016
For decades, economists have understood that the market valuation of a company is quite different from its official book value. Baruch Lev (2001) observed that for every $6 in market value only $1 is recorded on a formal balance sheet. More recently, McGuire and Brenner (2015) made the similar...
Post date: January 31, 2019
In her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, psychologist Dr. Carol S. Dweck identifies a personality trait she calls a “growth mindset.” In contrast to certain other mindsets, people with a growth mindset believe that measures of personal potential such as intelligence,...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: May 24, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: The demand for HR reporting is insatiable. Accurate HR reporting is vastly harder than managers think it is. Most HR reports add little or no value. Let me underline that last point of “little or no value.” A manager at one of my workshops shared a story: An employee doing HR...
Post date: September 22, 2016
Executive-level HR and other C-suite leaders looking for an advantage to outperform competitors and produce greater returns for shareholders are turning to gamification—a technique that develops the talent and skills of the workforce by helping them better understand the challenges their own...
Post date: March 8, 2018
The iconic image for business strategy is the hockey stick. The hockey stick illustrates that in a new ventures, with an initial investment and a short-term tolerance of loss, revenue and profits will eventually skyrocket. But not all business strategies lead to this desired effect. In fact, a...
Post date: September 20, 2016
(But Perhaps You Can Reduce the Pain a Little) Mergers and acquisitions are in style again. Last year was, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the Biggest M&A Year Ever.” Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying SABMiller. Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable. Dow Chemical is trying to...
Post date: May 24, 2016
This is the second article of a four-part series for SHRM People + Strategy on next generation performance management. To find out why next generation performance management is the way of the future, read Part 1 of the series. In the first article of our four-part series, we explained why adopting...
Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: May 17, 2016
Succession planning has evolved over the years from an approach focused almost exclusively on having a replacement ready for the CEO to a comprehensive plan for assessing and managing talent moves across multiple levels—focusing on management positions and critical jobs. In some cases, the focus...